Friday, November 8, 2013

Flood E-B Emulsa Bond

E-B Emulsa Bond is a stir-in latex/acrylic paint additive for exterior wood, masonry or aluminum siding that helps alleviate peeling problems when painting over a sound but chalky or dusty surface. E-B Emulsa Bond provides a bonding oil, stirs in easily, and does not alter the original finish coat color. It offers a time-saving benefit by eliminating the need to prime.

• For exterior use only
• Apply EB Emulsa Bond modified paint over sound but chalky paint (latex or oil); sandblasted masonry or weathered, but sound asbestos siding
• Ideal for repainting chalky aluminum siding, T1-11 exterior plywood or hardboard siding and cementitious siding

1. Follow directions on latex paint label.
2. Wash protected areas (overhangs, porch ceilings, etc.) with Flood Wood Cleaner or detergent and water.
3. Rinse thoroughly before painting.
4. If mildew exists remove with a solution of 4 ounces of non-ammoniated detergent (TSP) 1 quart of outdoor bleach and 3 quarts of fresh water. Allow this solution to remain on the surface for 10-15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
5. Avoid contact with eyes and skin, and provide adequate ventilation.
6. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and allow washed areas to dry before painting.

NOTE: Use only in the first coat of paint
1. Shake container well.
2. Always mix a small amount of E-B Emulsa Bond with paint to test compatibility.
3. For latex house paint, add 32 oz. (1 qt.) E-B Emulsa Bond per gallon.
4. Stir paint and E-B Emulsa Bond mixture thoroughly. If thickening occurs, add enough tap water (up to 8 oz/gal) to return to the consistency of original paint.
5. Paint as usual.
6. Do not recoat with additional E-B Emulsa Bond / paint mixture. If painting additional coats or a finish coat, apply when the E-B Emulsa Bond / paint mixture feels dry. Do not apply more paint while the film feels soft or tacky.

While coverage will vary with the texture and porosity of the surface, you will generally use 20% less material than if the paint or stain had been applied without E-B Emulsa Bond.

Use only in the first coat. Do not add E-B Emulsa Bond to gloss latex paints for the first coat. E-B Emulsa Bond is not for interior use.
NOTE: Use of latex paint, with or without E-B Emulsa Bond, over heavy accumulations of old, brittle, checked or cracked paints is not recommended.

This system provides water protection and a color coat of latex in one application. It is designed for repainting previously painted or stained exterior T1-11 plywood and hardboard. The mixture consists of 50% exterior latex paint and 50% E-B Emulsa Bond.

NOTE: Custom tinted colors or paints of different manufacturing batch numbers must be blended or boxed together and thoroughly mixed to assure uniformity of color PRIOR to mixing with E-B Emulsa Bond.
• Fill 1/3 of a container with well mixed latex house paint and add an equal amount of E-B Emulsa Bond
• Stir or box this mixture until all of the E-B Emulsa Bond disappears into the paint
• If thickening occur, add tap water (no more than1/2 pint per gallon) to bring the mixture back to the consistency of the original paint

1. Apply one full hiding coat by brush, roller or sprayer.
2. If the desired appearance is not achieved in one coat, a second coat of paint WITHOUT E-B Emulsa Bond should be applied.

• Clean tools, equipment drips and splatters with a solution of household detergent and water
• If paint is dry, use paint remover or brush cleaner
• Keep brushes and rollers in water when not in use
• Air dry empty cans and saturated rag, then dispose of according to local regulations
• Store unused portion in tightly closed container

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Flood TWF-SEMI Semi-Transparent Wood Finish

Flood TWF-SEMI Semi-Transparent Wood Finish is a premium-quality finish that provides long-lasting appearance and protection to natural wood. Its exclusive formula combines the rich penetration of an oil with the durability of an acrylic resin. It enhances the natural character of the wood, allowing the grain and texture to show through. TWF-SEMI provides a mildew-resistant finish and delivers unsurpassed peel and fade resistance for three years on decks and five years on siding.

Exterior wood surfaces, including:
• Siding
• Decks & Docks
• Fences
• Shingles & Siding
• Pressure Treated Lumber
• Plywood (including T1-11)
• Barns
• Rafters & Beams
• Trim Boards
• Outdoor Wood Furniture

• Proper surface preparation is essential for warranty application, optimum penetration and overall product performance.
• Surfaces to be stained must be thoroughly clean, porous, dry and free of mildew and other contamination.
• Remove mildew with a solution of one part household bleach to four parts water.
• Completely remove any opaque stain, paint, varnish or sealer to expose bare wood.
NOTE: Test for penetration and absorbency by sprinkling water lightly on freshly prepared wood. If water is absorbed rapidly, surface is porous and free of contamination and ready for stain. If water is repelled, thorough preparation for new wood surfaces must be repeated.

The ideal time to stain new wood is one to three months after installation. Some new wood surfaces, like smooth cedar, can have a hard, shiny surface called mill glaze, that prevents maximum penetration of a stain. All new wood, especially decks, should be prepared with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro® Stripper/Cleaner (1 quart of Flood Wood Stripper per one gallon of water) to open wood so it can accept a new finish. These products reduce mill glaze and remove natural wood chemicals and other factory applied sealers to open wood to allow maximum penetration.

Uncoated wood surfaces that have weathered longer than six months require thorough cleaning before staining. Use Flood Wood Stripper, Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood® with a pressure washer or stiff bristle brush to remove loose wood fibers, dirt and other surface contaminants.
NOTE: Cedar and redwood may darken with Flood Wood Stripper or FloodPro Stripper/Cleaner. If this occurs, rebrighten with Flood Wood Cleaner or Flood Dekswood before proceeding.

For optimum results, apply to bare wood surfaces. Can also be applied over previous applications of Flood TWF-SEMI. Previous stain, varnish or sealer must be completely and thoroughly removed with Flood Wood Stripper or StainStrip per product label directions before proceeding.

• Before starting job, test your color choice on a small area
• Buy sufficient product for the whole job and box or intermix all product together before staining to avoid color variance
NOTE: Custom tint using colorants that are approved for exterior use only.

CAUTION: Surfaces are slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on wet surfaces during application.
1. Stir before and periodically during application.
2. Do not thin. Test color in small area.
3. Do not apply in hot sunlight or if cold, wet weather is expected within 48 hours.
4. Apply between 50° F – 80° F.
5. Apply with a synthetic brush, roller (synthetic woven 3/8”-3/4” nap depending on surface texture) or airless sprayer (.013-.017 fluid tip / 1300-1900 psi).
6. Apply an even coat, avoiding heavy application.
7. After sprayer or roller application, backbrush to improve penetration and uniformity of coverage.
8. If an additional coat is required, it may be applied after 3-4 hours.

• Smooth/moderately porous surfaces: 350 - 400 sq. ft/gal
• Rough/weathered/porous surfaces: 250 - 350 sq. ft/gal
NOTE: Actual coverage rates may vary depending upon substrate type and/or conditions as well as application method.

Surfaces with harsh exposure to sun, weather or foot traffic will show wear more quickly than other areas - if this happens, clean affected areas and recoat as necessary.

• Clean up with warm, soapy water.
• If Flood TWF-SEMI is allowed to dry on tools, remove with paint remover.
• Store unused portion in tightly closed container.
• Keep from freezing.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Flood-Wood Cleaner

Flood Wood Cleaner is a powerful cleaner and brightener which restores gray, weather-beaten exterior wood that is unfinished to its natural color. A strong, economical cleaner, Flood Wood Cleaner gets under and removes surfaces and ground in dirt while restoring a bright, vibrant look to your exterior wood.

• For exterior use only
• Exterior wood or composite material (decks, furniture, fences and siding, etc.)
• Unfinished exterior wood surfaces that have become gray or dirty (including Cedar, Redwood or Pressure-Treated Wood)
• Previously coated exterior wood surfaces that need to be cleaned

NOTE: Wear chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles and protective clothing.
• Shake container thoroughly before mixing
• Cover areas you want to protect
• Thoroughly wet plants and shrubs

NOTE: Do not mix with chlorine bleach or other household cleaning products. To do so can result in release of highly toxic gases. Mix using only plastic containers in a well ventilated area.

For most jobs:
• Mix one part Flood Wood Cleaner to four parts water

For tough stains:
• Mix equal amounts of Flood Wood Cleaner and water

CAUTION: Surfaces are slippery when wet. Use caution when walking on wet surfaces during application.
General directions:
1. May damage metal components of spray equipment.
2. Do not apply on a hot surface; product will dry too rapidly.
3. If cleaning vertical wood, work from bottom to top to avoid streaking.
4. Sweep surface clean; wet the surface with fresh water.
5. Apply Flood Wood Cleaner with a garden sprayer, brush, or roller.
6. Work Flood Wood Cleaner into the wood with a stiff nylon or natural bristle brush using a scrubbing action.
7. Allow the solution to stand on wood for 20-30 minutes.
8. Do not allow Flood Wood Cleaner to dry. Keep surface wet with the mixture of cleaner while working.
9. Rinse surface and adjacent areas thoroughly using the highest pressure from a hose or pressure wash between 500-1000 psi.
10.Allow wood to dry 48 hours or ensure moisture content meets finish label instructions.
For nail stains:
1. Clean and wet the surface.
2. Apply Flood Wood Cleaner to the entire surface over and around the nail stain.
3. Do not rinse until the stain has disappeared.

• When mixed with 4 gallons of water, 1 gallon Flood Wood Cleaner will clean up to 1,000 sq. ft/gal (92.9 sq. m/gal)
• When mixed with 1 gallon of water, one gallon Flood Wood Cleaner will clean up to 400 sq. ft/gal (37.2 sq. m/gal)
• Coverage will vary depending on type, age and texture of wood

• Cleanup with soap and water
• Store unused portion in tightly closed plastic container

• Protect and enhance the natural beauty of exterior wood with any Flood Brand Finish

Monday, November 4, 2013

Your Mood and Colors

Your home will reflect calmness and comfort when using cool colors in your home.  This article will help you decide which colors are best for you home and color scheme.

Concord Grape- When most people think of Concord grape, they think of wine.  I know I do but I love wine.  Anyways, Concord grapes are darker grapes that have a smoky, sweet snap to them.  This color works well when used with a pale yellow, ivory or creamy white.  To use Concord grapes themselves as a decorating piece, place a bunch of grapes in a silver bowl on your dinner table.  You have to be cautious when using Concord grape as it is recommended that you don’t use the color or anything that is large such as walls or couch.  Because this color is such a dark color, painting it on the walls will make your room look too dark.  In your bathroom, try hanging Concord grape towels or in your living room add Concord grape throw pillows to your pale yellow couch.  

Mint Green- Mint green is cool and refreshing.  Mint green is the color of the month of April because it signifies the beginning of spring.  Mint green is a bright, light green.  In the decorating world, mint green is used to make a room brighter.  Mint green is light enough so that you can use it to paint your entire walls in a room.  Mint green inspires mental activity so some people will use this color in the study or dining area where homework and office work is done.  

Turquoise- According to some interior designers, turquoise is a color that is often overlooked in decorating because many people think that turquoise is only used in jewelry and won’t look good on their walls or upholstery.  But this color can brighten up a corner of a dark room.  Turquoise is used a lot in Southwestern design so using turquoise in your own home will bring a Southwestern feel to your home.  If you want to add more of a Southwestern feel to your home, try adding other Southwestern colors such as pale peach, salmon and deep green.  

Sea foam Green- This is color that will remind you of the sea.  Picture the perfect living room:  dark wood paneling, sea foam green couch, chairs with deep floral prints and a vase filled with fresh flowers.  Sea foam green is not a bright green but it is a paler green that will not completely take over a room but instead adds a subtle note.  Sea foam is a color you could paint your walls with since it is such a pale color.  This color works best when paired with deeper shades.